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Systems thinking and efficiency under emissions constraints: addressing rebound effects in digital innovation and policy

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Innovations and efficiencies in digital technology have lately been depicted as paramount in the green transition to enable the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, both in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector and the wider economy. This, however, fails to adequately account for rebound effects that can offset emission savings, and in the worst-case, increase emissions. In this paper, we draw on a transdisciplinary workshop with 19 experts from carbon accounting, digita...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.patter.2023.100679

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Computer Science
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8739-3211
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Name:
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Grant:
EP/V042378/1
Publisher:
Cell Press
Journal:
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Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Article number:
100679
Publication date:
2023-02-10
Acceptance date:
2022-12-13
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EISSN:
2666-3899
Language:
English
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1314894
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pubs:1314894
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2022-12-15

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